Tuesday, September 18, 2018

PM Khan reaches Saudi Arabia on first foreign visit

PM, who is accompanied by FM Qureshi and Finance Minister Umar among others, will also visit UAE


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday arrived in Madina on his first foreign visit to Saudi Arabia.

Upon arrival, the Pakistan premier was received by Governor of Madina Faisal bin Salman, Pakistan's ambassador to Saudi Arabia Khan Hasham bin Siddique and other officials.

PM Khan is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Adviser for Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood. 

The prime minister and his delegation also visited Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH) in Madina.

Prime Minister Imran Khan visits Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH) in Madina. — Geo News

He is visiting the kingdom on the invitation of His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince His Royal Highness Mohammad Bin Salman, a statement released by the Foreign Office of Pakistan said earlier.

The prime minister will call on King Salman and hold a bilateral meeting with the Saudi crown prince.

King Salman will also host a state banquet for the premier at the Royal Court. Accompanying ministers will also meet their counterparts to discuss bilateral cooperation.

The Secretary-General of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen will also call on PM Khan during his visit. 

The Prime Minister will also perform Umra during his two-day visit. He is also expected to visit the United Arab Emirates.